Stuff We Saw on TV: Phone Hacking on “60 Minutes”

How fast can someone hack a mobile phone? As 60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi found out, the answer is: Not very long at all — especially if you have a room full of experts on the job. Speaking of security issues, the videos below are unfortunately in the dreaded Adobe Flash format and useless for most mobile devices, but here’s the segment called “Hacking Your Phone” that ran last weekend, plus the additional web-based 60 Minutes Overtime segment. (You can always check them out, plus the transcriptions, on the 60 Minutes website yourself if the embed here is problematic.)

Scary? Yes.
Consciousness raised? Through the roof.

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